Sometimes, you just don’t want a piece of entertainment to be fluffy and soothing, you know? Not always, and not everybody, but we can definitely understand the desire for something a little nasty and hard-edged now and then. We went on a journey with the trailer for Netflix’s upcoming I Care A Lot; from rolling our eyes, to recoiling, to thinking that this looks like a cathartic piece of work we aren’t planning on missing.
Poised with sharklike self-assurance, Marla Grayson (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards whose assets she seizes and cunningly bilks through dubious but legal means. It’s a well-oiled racket that Marla and her business-partner and lover Fran (Eiza González) use with brutal efficiency on their latest “cherry,” Jennifer Peterson (two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest) — a wealthy retiree with no living heirs or family. But when their mark turns out to have an equally shady secret of her own and connections to a volatile gangster (Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage), Marla is forced to level up in a game only predators can play — one that’s neither fair, nor square.
Nasty-ass fun. Pike is always great playing wholly unlikeable villains, Chris Messina’s always good (and pretty to look at), and Dinklage is the one Game of Thrones castmember who really deserves a breakout career above all the others. As for Dianne Wiest, when has she ever been anything less than stellar? Fuck us up, Netflix. We’re ready for this one.
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